Frequently Asked Questions
Bluebird is one of India's leading solar panel manufacturers with 300 MW fully automated manufacturing capacity. Excellent product performance, widest range and product reliability makes us the best choice for your solar power needs.
Bluebird Solar is a strategic business unit of Bluebird Power Controls, India's leading stabilizer and transformer manufacturer since 40 years. Bluebird solar has been serving in solar industry since 2014.
Bluebird Solar panels are made using A Grade solar Cells, procured from Tier 1 suppliers.
Bluebird Solar has 300MW fully automated state of the art manufacturing facility in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
Solar Panels FAQ
Solar panel is a device that uses photovoltaic effect to convert solar energy to electrical energy. It uses photons from sunlight to generate electric current. The two basic types of solar panels based on cell type are
1. Monocrystalline solar panels
2. Polycrystalline solar panels
Based on technology we can categorize solar panels into
1. Mono PERC solar panels
2. Half-cut solar panels
Polycrystalline solar panels are those that have multiple crystals of silicon in a solar cell. They are blue in color and are more economical than other types of solar panels in market. Best for large scale solar projects
Mono PERC solar panels are advanced form of monocrystalline solar panels and are higher in effeciency than conventional monocrystalline solar PV modules. The passivation layer at the back surface of PERC cell allows these panels absorb more sun light particles (photons), that otherwise would have passed through the silicon cell without being absorbed. This increases electric current leading to more power generation and increased effeciency.
Polycrystalline solar panels are built with multiple crystals of silicon whereas Mono PERC solar panels are made up of single crystal of silicon.
Polycryalliine solar panels are blue colored and monocrystalline solar panels are black colored.
Monocrystalline solar PV modules are more efficient than polycrystalline PV modules whereas polycrystalline solar pamels are more economical than Monocrystalline PERC pv modules.
Monocrystalline solar panel is better than polycrystalline in terms of effeciency where as polycrystalline solar panel is better in cost. So mono crystalline solar panels are better for places where space is limited as they will generate more electricity in smaller area. Mono crystalline solar panels have good heat tolerance, so they are also most suitable for extreme hot temperatures. Polycrystalline have similar lifespan and durability as that of Monocrystallne that too at lower cost.
Half-cut Mono PERC Solar Panels and Bi-Facial Solar Panels are most efficient solar panels available.
Advantages of solar panels can be summarized as follows:
1. You can generate your own power.
2. It saves your expense on electricity.
3. Reduce dependency on thermal power, reduce pollution
4. Almost zero maintainance cost
Though there are no specific disadvantages of using solar energy. But indirect disadvantages could be as follows:
1. High cost of installation
2. Non-availabilty of sufficient space.
3. Requires clear sunny sky for optimum power output
4. Low energy conversion rate
Solar panels generally last long for 25 years or even more
Why Solar FAQ
To generate your own electricity and save expenses on utility bills
Solar power has large benefits, it can save your money as well as protect you from rising electricity bills in future. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants, thus reducing health problems.
Yes! solar power not only run certain items with the power that it produces but, can also power your home completely. The solar system provides power depending on the size of the system, space and angle of your roof, as well as your budget. You can completely get rid off your electricity bills with off-grid solar power system.
Yes it is cheaper than conventional sources of electric power
Yes it is cheaper than dependency on fossil fuels (Diesel) based equipment like diesel generator for power generation
Solar energy is a renewable form of energy and is pollution free.
Online Buy FAQ
Search for a solar panel on Bluebird Solar shop.
Add the products to your cart
Use coupon code whereever applicable
Proceed to checkout by clicking "buy now" button
Choose payment mode, make payment and place your order
Once you have selected the desired solar panel, Bluebird Solar's trusted payment gateway accepts the below mentioned payment options to confirm the order and complete the transaction online:
Credit/Debit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Rupay, Maestro and American Express
Wallets: Google Pay, Freecharge, Mobikwik, PayTM
Yes solar panels available online comes with a warranty against all manufacturing defects like glass damage, hot spot, snail trail etc
The rating in the manufacturer’s specification is actually the output that a Solar Panel will generate in the optimum conditions which can only be practiced in a lab. In actual environmental conditions, the solar power plant doesn't give the same performance. Generally, the actual watt rating of a Solar Panel is 15-20% lesser than its watt (peak) rating. So whenever you plan to buy a solar panel then you must buy a bit higher capacity than you actually need.
Yes solar panels available online comes with a warranty against all manufacturing defects like glass damage, hot spot, snail trail etc
Costs and Payments FAQ
The capacity of solar panel you need depends on your power consumption and appliances you want to run. E.g. for a 3 BHK - 4 BHK house you may need to run 8 LED Bulbs of 20W Each, 4 fans, 1 LED TV, 1 Exhaust fan , i.e. 500W Approx. In addition to this you may also need to charge 2 batteries of 150Ah. For all this you must buy atleast 2 solar panels of Bluebird 335 Watt Polycrystalline or 400W Mono PERC
Different wattages of solar panels cost different. The Price ranges from Rs.2999 - Rs.20000. To know more about price visit our shop
Yes, solar is the future of power generation. It makes you an independent power generator for your home and also saves your electricity expense.
No, just the initial upfront cost seems to be a bit high. But ROI is achieved in 2-3 years. And it saves your expenses on electricity bills every year. So, buying solar panel is a profitable decision.
The price of 1KW solar panel will be Rs.50000 - Rs.55000/-(Approx). To know more and buy solar panels visit our solar shop
The price of 2KW solar panel will be Rs.90000/-(approx).To know more and buy solar panels visit our solar shop
The price of 5KW solar panel will be Rs.230000/- Rs.235000(approx).To know more and buy solar panels visit our solar shop
1KWh or 1 unit of solar energy may cost you anywhere between Rs.2.10 - Rs.2.50 per unit. It may vary from state to state.
No, solar panels are not sold for free.
Solar Panels Working FAQ
Solar panels are designed to harness the energy of the sun to generate electricity. When photons from sunlight knock out the silicon electrons leading to free movement of charges thus generating electricity. This movement of electrons inside of photovoltaic cells (PV cells) generates a flow of electricity.
During the day, your solar system makes more than what your house needs to function at that time, The excess goes back into the grid. During nighttime when solar panels are not generating power, you will get power from the grid. It is also possible to go off the grid with a solar energy system that includes battery storage, so during the daytime energy will get stored in batteries which will provide you power at night.
Yes, solar panels work on cloudy days but generate less power due to low light availability. To get power during cloudy days you can connect batteries with your solar power system. It will offer you power at night.
A grid-connected solar power system will shut off in blackout. This is meant to protect the utility repair person from electric shock when your solar panels are sending back power to the Grid. To avoid this situation you can connect the battery to your system to store and use power during night or blackout.
Yes, solar panels work in rain.
No, snow can cause shading on solar panel. So it must be cleared on time.
No, It doesn't work in moon light
Yes, solar panels work in the shade, but it must be avoided as it reduces power output
Yes, solar panels work in winter. It perform even better in colder temperature provided it is getting clear sunlight
Calculation: How to choose? FAQ
How many solar panels you need depends on the appliances you want to run on that and your sanction load. E.g.You want to run 3 LED bulbs of 10W each, 3 ceiling fans, 1 LED TV, i.e. 310W and also want to charge 2 batteries of 150Ah. Then you need to buy 2 solar panels of minimum 250W Mono PERC to fulfill your needs
The number of solar panels needed to power your house depends on your power consumption and your sanction load on electricity bill
1Kw of solar panels can generate 4-5 unit of energy in a day
It depends on the solar panel wattage you choose based on your 12V or 24V inverter battery setup. E.g. If you have 24 Volt inverter battery system with 2 batteries of 150Ah and you choose to buy 300W solar panel. Then you will need atleast 4 solar panels of 300 Watt to generate atleast 1KWh of energy
1KW solar system can generate atleast 4 units of electric energy per day
On 1KW solar panel setup you can run 6 LED bulbs of 20W each, 1 40' LED TV, 4 Fans and a 0.5HP motor
Depends on your power consumption needs
A 12V solar panel should be paired with a 12V battery and a 24V solar panel should be used with a 24V Battery. It must be noted that a 24-volt battery is not available in the market, so you need to connect two 12 volt batteries in a series to get 12 volts.
Yes you can run, But you may need atleast 3KW of solar power system to run just 1 AC of 1.5 Ton.
Yes you can charge mobile phones and power banks using solar panels . But you need to use a solar charge controller for that. Solar charge controllers are available with different sizes and capacities. So you can choose whichever suits you along with the solar panel.
Installation & Maintenance FAQ
Solar power saves you money by reducing the amount of electricity that you have to buy from DISCOM. By doing this you’re purchasing your very own little power station. With solar energy you can generate your own power for your home and save more money by installing an on-grid solar power plant on your roof and selling excess power generated to DISCOM
You are advised to install solar panels with the help of an installer if you are not a technican yourself
Solar panels should be mounted at an angle ranging between 15 Degeree to 35 Degree, facing the south direction
If you are living in an area where power cut is high or an area where there is no grid power then you need battery for power storage purposes.
Then solar panels will not perform well in low sunlight or shade.
It is very important to choose the right solar inverter or PCU for your solar power system to work properly. Its major function is to convert DC current from panels to AC current to be used by home appliances. In the case of off-grid installation, you should consider installing 40% more than the total power of solar panels. Suppose you are planning to install solar panels of 600Wp, then your solar inverter should be min 1.5kva or1500VA
You need batteries to store the extra solar energy you generate which can be used later (in the absence of the Sun). The size of the battery is determined by how much power you need to draw and whats the backup time. Battery capacity should be at least 160% of the energy consumption. Suppose your load is 1500Wh. So you need a minimum of 1500×160% = 2400 Wh capacity. Means 12V/200Ah or 24V/100Ah battery.
It depends on you power consumption requirement, solar panel selection, other components used and total capacity to be installed. Solar panel installation cost in 2023 is a follows
- 1 KW solar system installation cost: Rs. 45,000 to Rs. 80,000 – 2 KW solar system installation cost: Rs. 95,000 to Rs. 1,45,000
– 3 KW solar system installation cost: Rs. 1,34,000 to Rs. 2,20,000
– 4 KW solar system installation cost: Rs. 1,90,000 to Rs. 2,85,000
– 5 KW solar system installation cost: Rs. 2,30,000 to Rs. 3,55,000
– 10 KW solar system installation cost: Rs. 4,55,000 to Rs. 7,10,000
On-Grid system refers to the solar power system that is connected to the utility grid. Whereas off-grid solar power plant are not connected to the grid and need battery for power storage purpose.
Just the glass need to be cleaned off dust and debris on regular intervals. Check there is no shadow / shade on panels.
No they have zero maintenance cost
You can clean the glass of solar panels with a duster or water if needed
You can get the subsidy benefit by registering on National Portal for Rooftop Solar
Solar panels last upto 25 years or even more
Yes your solar panels have a warrant cover
10 years for any manufacturing defect like hot spot, microcracks, snail trails etc and 25 years for performance warranty
Yes, solar panels are certified to withstand harsh weather condition
Technical support or product replacement as per requirement
Forced damage to glass, frame and Backsheet damage due to misuse and mishandling, wear and tear, damage due to wrong connections, user inflicted damage, infestation, damage due to natural calamity, and mould or mildew .